New Zealand Conservation Trust

The New Zealand Conservation Trust Kiwi Breeding Centre in Christchurch received $3,704 to replace vinyl flooring and purchase an instant hot water unit for its kiwi incubation room.

The vinyl floor in the incubation room helps to maintain bio-security in the area and ensures that there are no contaminants passed onto either the kiwi eggs or chicks, while the hot water unit will be a valuable resource to make sure all equipment is sterilised.

The trust is expecting approximately 60 to 80 chicks through the facility this season and the new equipment is important to ensure the best bio-security practices are in place to protect the chicks and prevent any unwanted bacteria entering the kiwi breeding area.